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    I honestly don't know if this is the right section but..

    Hey guys,

    I recently bought a silver 2015 WRX limited but I bought it with the cvt transmission.. Along with that, I got extended warranty and wheel base warranty on it. I think in total it racked up around 35k.
    I bought the car a few days before Thanksgiving but overall I have been feeling kind of disappointed especially because it's an automatic drive.
    My car currently has 800 miles on it and it's in nearly perfect condition.

    I was looking around and found a new 2015 WRX premium for $30,059.

    Now here's the question: should I trade in my current car in hopes of getting the manual one? How much will I lose from doing this?

    I don't know if this is an option, but is it possible to do a tranny swap on this car? How much would it cost and how would I do it?

    I know there's a lot of noobie questions here.. sorry!!

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    You're more then likely going to be put a good few grand and be paying a bit more per month
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    How about a base 15 model for $27,866 msrp? Would it still be a bad choice?

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    Base model you'll probably be alright. You have to see what you owe compared to what the trade in value is and the difference is going to be added to the new loan. Either way I think you're going yo end up being upside down
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    Mmm, I see. Thank's for answering!

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    If you're serious enough I'd talk to your salesman and see what the numbers would be. You never know if a deal would work out or not
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    Yeah, I just did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannehChun View Post
    Yeah, I just did that.
    So what was the verdict?
    Can you purchase gap insurance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    So what was the verdict?
    Can you purchase gap insurance?
    I don't believe gap covers something like that. I think k it's only if your car gets totaled and you're upside down gap covers that difference so you're not out the car and stuck paying the loan off
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    Have you considered putting it up for sale for a few hundred less than what you paid for it? There's a long wait in some areas, and someone might be willing to take on your car rather than wait.

    The question though is what don't you like about it? You should find a manual which you can have a good drive as a test before deciding to make a potentially expensive change to the same car. I haven't found a demo CVT to test yet, but from driving the FXT there are some things I expect the CVT to do better. For example, I find the FXT in S# reacts a change of pace more easily. Downshift and rev match the manual WRX correctly and it's awesome, but get it slightly wrong and it can seem a lot more lethargic.

    I'm interested to see what the CVT does with a stage 1 tune - that could be all that you really need to make your car more enjoyable. But if it's just the row your own experience that you are missing then I understand - I really wanted (and still want) a G37sX, and only bought the WRX because I just don't feel ready for an automatic yet.

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    35k? Damn. That's almost as much as a base STi. I suggest you pay down the car for a couple years and make a better decision next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProZach626 View Post
    35k? Damn. That's almost as much as a base STi. I suggest you pay down the car for a couple years and make a better decision next time.
    Sometimes it's best to get out of a car when it's almost brand new - a few scrapes or worse and the value goes down disproportionately for a while.

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    Trading in a limited for a base seems like one hell of a way to cut your losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    Sometimes it's best to get out of a car when it's almost brand new - a few scrapes or worse and the value goes down disproportionately for a while.
    He's still more then likely going to end up upside down even with a base and no options though. But that still doesn't mean a dealer can work a deal and work the numbers out as good as they can get for him. I'm sure the trade in for his car is probably under 30k so add the extra 5 or more grand on top of a 26k and he'll probably be in the same ballpark area.

    Maybe l

    Like o said you won't know until you do it
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    I was suggesting that he try for a private sale - if the resale is high in his area he might be able to restrict the losses to a couple of grand if there happens to be someone in the market for his car. If the wait list on new models is long then it could even be less.

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